Toolmakers and related workers make and repair custom-made and specialised tools, sports guns, locks, dies, patterns, machinery components
and other metal articles using hand and machine tools to work metal to fine tolerances (ILO, 2018).

RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY

PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS​

Client Information Workers

Client information workers provide or obtain information in person, by telephone or electronic means such as email in connection with making travel arrangements, describing the products or services of an organization, registering and greeting guests and visitors, making appointments, connecting telephone calls and collecting information from survey respondents or applicants for services   (ILO, 2018).

  • Die maker
  • Gunsmith
  • Jig maker
  • Locksmith
  • Patternmaker
  • Toolmaker

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Toolmakers and die makers must have advanced knowledge and skills in their field and at the same time have a high digital skills. There is an availability of machinery and integrated solutions like CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) which can enhance the work of the tool and die makers. Furthermore, many of the processes stared to be automatized – including the automatic machine centres that automate the process with the software solutions.

CASE EXAMPLES

Digital Tool & Die is producing a wide variety of tools, dies, parts, fabrications, and assemblies through cutting edge software, equipment, and facilities. They utilize software such as Visi and Autoform to completely engineer products which may include solid models, collaborative design reviews and metal flow simulation.

Siemens has worked to highlight the possibilities opened up by digitalization through MindSphere, its cloud-based, open, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) operating system. Siemens have unveiled its first MindSphere application for machine tools, called Manage MyMachines, which gives machine operators a cloud-based overview of important machine data and the current operating status of their machines.

Makino has expertise in automated machining solutions. It has designed and installed machine-tool automation solutions for machine shops and tool, die and mold shops. They produce complete system of machining centers, controls, robots and conveyors. They create robust production-ready processes—including machinery, fixtures, tools, programs and documentation—for parts with complex geometries, demanding deadlines, challenging budget constraints and Six Sigma standards.

Categories: Skill Level 2